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North American Surveillance Systems Invests $1.3 Million To Expand Service Facility At Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida

Area Development Online News Desk (01/22/2014)
North American Surveillance Systems Inc. will invest $1.3 million in land acquisition and $380,000 in construction and equipment to expand and consolidate its fixed and rotary-wing aircraft modification business at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida.

The company will lease existing office space in a small hangar at the airport, and build an additional 20,150-square-foot hangar to provide space to support its strategic growth and projected throughput needed for two recently awarded contracts. NASS currently has operational offices in DeLand, Florida, and will create 20 jobs over the next three years in manufacturing and engineering with the expansion.

NASS President Richard McCourt said, “We are absolutely delighted to become part of the dynamic Titusville business community. The cooperation we have received from the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast and North Brevard Economic Development Zone, and the outstanding support and assistance from the Cocoa-Titusville Regional Airport Authority and the City of Titusville helped convince us that Titusville was the right location for relocating and consolidating our business operations. The excellent Titusville business community support and incentives, coupled with the availability of a skilled workforce, made this an easy strategic business decision for NASS. We look forward to a lasting and prosperous relationship with the Titusville community.”<

Gov. Rick Scott said, “North American Surveillance Systems’ is a veteran owned business that’s growing jobs and opportunities for Florida families.”

“This expansion will add to Florida’s extensive aviation and aerospace industry and create more opportunities for the state’s manufacturing sector,” said Secretary of Commerce and President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Gray Swoope. “With Florida’s great workforce, the exemption of sales tax on manufacturing equipment and knowledge of the industry, NASS will thrive in our state.”

This project was made possible through close partnerships of Enterprise Florida, Inc., The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, the North Brevard Economic Development Zone, the City of Titusville, the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

The EDC of Florida’s Space Coast President and CEO, Lynda Weatherman said, “With its national and international roster of customers and reputation for highly skilled work conducted efficiently and expertly, NASS mirrors the strengths of our aviation and aerospace segment on the Space Coast. The company’s decision to relocate and expand here after a competitive process reinforces how the EDC and our key partners continue to work to grow our economy and make sure the business world understands the many strengths of our county.”

“We are pleased that NASS has selected Titusville and North Brevard as the location for its business operations,” said North Brevard Economic Development Zone Chairman George Mikitarian. “NASS is representative of the type of high-technology firm targeted through recruitment efforts of the NBEDZ, the EDC, and our many economic development partners in both the county and the City of Titusville as we work together to advance our local economy.”

“We are excited that North American Surveillance Systems chose Titusville for its expansion. Florida’s Space Coast is a perfect location for this aviation manufacturing company to grow and thrive,” said Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity. “The new high-skill, high-wage jobs that will be created are a welcome addition to the growing community. The recent PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP recognition of our thriving aviation manufacturing sector is further proof that the economic policies of the Scott administration are working to better our state for future generations.”

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